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Karen Borta to anchor CBS 11 morning newscast

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Courtesy KTVT

Longtime KTVT/Channel 11 anchor Karen Borta is going to have to adjust her sleep schedule: After several years of co-anchoring afternoon and evening newscasts, she’s moving to the anchor chair at Read more

Movie review: ‘Antarctica: A Year on Ice’

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Music Box Films

Every year, several thousand people prove their intestinal fortitude by taking jobs at the research stations in Antarctica. Even more remarkable are the handful of workers who gut it out through the long winters in one of the most hostile environments on Earth. Read more

Movie review: ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’

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Twentieth Century Fox

The “Night at the Museum” trilogy ends with less than a bang in the franchise’s new release, subtitled Secret of the Tomb. Despite a few good jokes and sight gags and some amusing cameos, you get the feeling that the series is played out. Read more

Sony cancels ‘The Interview' Dec. 25 release

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Sony

NEW YORK – Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of The Interview after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in North America pulled the film. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

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MGM

Peter Jackson’s “Just Give the People What They Want,” aka The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, sends this not-really-a-trilogy off in style. That means stuffing in everything the fans want, or that Jackson thinks the fans want out of these ... Read more

Movie review: 'Annie'

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Sony Pictures

In the opening scene of the latest theater-to-screen adaptation of the musical Annie, we’re introduced to the spunky “Annie P.,” who recites her history lesson of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal with a Read more

‘Birdman’ is DFW film critics’ best movie of 2014

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Fox Searchlight

Birdman is the best film of the year, according to members of the Dallas Fort Worth Film Critics Association. Read more

Movie review: ‘Top Five’

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Paramount

With all the timely cultural commentary Chris Rock has been making about Ferguson, Staten Island, police chokeholds and the like while doing interviews ostensibly promoting his new film, it’s actually a relief that Top Five is pretty good. More than two decades i... Read more

Audience graduates from smart comedy

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AP

Commentary: Why are our screen comedies by and large so much cruder, so much less elegant and cosmopolitan, than they were back in the day? Read more

‘Ascension’ to take viewers on a wild ride through space and time

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Syfy

Ascension is an out-of-this-world sci-fi drama that makes one giant leap into the future while keeping the other foot planted firmly in the 1960s. Read more

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